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Last updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:48:05 AM

Now, a happiness meter in Dubai!
Dubai, Oct 12 (IANS/WAM) A unique initiative to measure the happiness and satisfaction of the public in government services on a daily basis using electronic devices connected to a central network has been launched in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Sunday, October 12, 2014 2:08:03 PM

Bahrain opposition to boycott November polls
Manama, Oct 11 (IANS) Bahrain's Shia-led opposition said Saturday it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for November.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:10:04 PM

133 Arab pilgrims died during Haj
Riyadh, Oct 11 (IANS) A total of 133 foreign Arab pilgrims died, while 213 others have been admitted to hospitals during this Haj season, media reported Saturday.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 5:04:03 PM

UN envoy on Syria seeks immediate action to protect Kobane
Geneva, Oct 10 (IANS) The recently-appointed United Nations Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura Friday urged immediate action, especially from Turkey, to prevent Islamic State (IS) militants from taking over Kobane, a Syrian city that borders Turkey.

Friday, October 10, 2014 8:26:07 PM

ICC World Cup trophy tours UAE
Dubai, Oct 9 (IANS) The 2015 cricket World Cup trophy is in the United Arab Emirates as part of an exhibition world tour which began July 3.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 4:40:09 PM

Mentally ill Indian expat deported
Dubai, Oct 9 (IANS) A mentally ill expatriate Indian man, who was living illegally in Bahrain, has been deported, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 3:50:04 PM

Biden soothes hurt Saudi feelings
Riyadh, Oct 8 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden has clarified to the Saudi Arabian government his recent remarks suggesting that key US allies destabilised Syria by sending arms and money to extremists.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 7:48:10 PM

Risk of Ebola spreading in Europe very low: WHO
Geneva, Oct 8 (IANS) The risk of the Ebola virus disease spreading in Europe is extremely low, the World Health Organisation's regional director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 7:08:05 PM

Haj pilgrims buy gifts worth $586 mn in Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, Oct 8 (IANS) The Haj pilgrims this year have spent an estimated SR2.2 billion (over $586 million) on gifts, a top official of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) has revealed.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 6:04:04 PM

Casualties continue in Ukraine despite ceasefire: UN
Geneva, Oct 8 (IANS) In spite of a fragile ceasefire over the past month in eastern Ukraine, the drawn-out conflict has resulted in more wounded and dead civilians, said a report released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:40:10 PM

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